Maria Vittoria Albani of Ornella Bijoux makes costume jewellery that seems to withstand the test of time. Every item that comes out of her workshop in the heart of Milan tells a unique story, a tale of beauty, elegance and charm.
She speaks from decades of experience, and while respectful of the many trends that come and go she remains on course always true to her personal creative bent. A consistent process that has her succumbing to her heart’s narrative bringing to the fore exquisite adornment that transcends age, diverse tastes and cultural differences.
The petite ring, as unassuming and as graceful as the buzzing bee it immortalises holds in its DNA Maria Vittoria’s own graciousness, and masterful touch.
About the Designer
In the heart of Milan there is a historical workshop. Founded in 1944, this small nook houses our own Maria Vittoria Albani; an eclectic designer of splendidly unusual costume jewellery.
Petite, elegant, and immensely talented, Maria makes art that speaks to natural beauty and is expressed through impeccable craftsmanship. Each piece is made by the nimble hands of artisans.
Maria’s career spans decades, and in recognition of her contribution to this art form Swarovski commissioned her pieces to be showcased in the crystal maker’s touring exhibition of “Teatro alla Scala”. Maria’s pieces also appeared in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.